Today’s 2013 TransCanada CSR Report Material Area in Focus: Commitment to Protecting the Environment

Daily material area in focus feature from our 2013 CSR Report
Jun 17, 2014 10:00 AM ET
Environmental field studies involve the identification of trees that bear markings that are important to Aboriginal people along the proposed right-of-way for the Prince Rupert Gas Transmission project in northern British Columbia. These marks can be simple way-finding signs or have significant spiritual meaning. We work hard to build positive relationships and focus on ensuring community impacts are minimized.

TransCanada releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

On June 6, 2013 TransCanada Corporation officially released our 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report. The 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report was released during Canadian Environment Week as a testament to our commitment to operating in an economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while recognizing the interests of our stakeholders.

Our 2013 CSR Report is focused on 10 areas of key importance to both us and to our stakeholders. These areas of key importance were identified using TransCanada’s materiality process and our report highlights our successes and challenges in these areas. Check our TransCanada 2013 CSR Report campaign for FMRs on each of our 10 material areas of focus.

Today we are highlighting our Commitment to Protecting the Environment

As one of North America's leading infrastructure companies, we have operated for more than half a century on the understanding that our work can affect biodiversity, soil, water and air. This is why we make environmental management integral to our operation, as we work to protect precious landscapes and wildlife, while meeting our obligation to address energy demands across the continent.

In order to meet its commitment to environmental protection, TransCanada manages its activities responsibly. Our Environmental Strategy provides meaningful goals and serves as a guide to employees in their daily work. The strategy has three key components: environmental stewardship, environmental protection and environmental performance.

The strategy reflects our respect for the environment and our commitment to environmental responsibility. It also provides the environmental principles and motivations that guide our decisions when we design, build and operate energy infrastructure. The strategy will ensure that we not only comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, but also progressively set targets and implement sustainable solutions.

Click here to learn about our Environmental Stewardship goals

Click here to learn about our Environmental Protection goals

Click here to learn about our Environmental Performance goals